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Charleston, Folly Beach consider curbing plastic bag use; could bring national fight to SC

Saturday, July 30, 2016

From the Post & Courier’s Abigail Darlington: Charleston, Folly Beach consider curbing plastic bag use; could bring national fight to SC Isle of Palms became the first town in South Carolina to ban plastic bags last year, and now Charleston and Folly Beach are looking to curb consumption of the single-use bags, possibly by banning them or imposing a fee at checkout counters. In doing so they could bring the nationwide…

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Council scores big with bike lane

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Post and Courier‘s editorial board: Council scores big with bike lane Charleston City Council didn’t just endorse a new bike lane over the Ashley River Tuesday. By voting for the project, it took a bold step toward addressing traffic congestion and parking problems, and it promoted healthy lifestyles for residents. It…

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Bike lane over the Ashley River rolls forward

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

From the Post & Courier‘s Diane Knich: Bike lane over the Ashley River rolls forward Bicyclists were elated Tuesday when Charleston City Council voted in favor of a plan to convert a lane of the northbound U.S. Highway 17 bridge over the Ashley River to bike and pedestrian use. The group voted 7-6 in favor of sending a letter to Charleston County Councilman Elliott Summey reaffirming the city’s intentions to…

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Grand Tree Removals in the City of Charleston

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The City of Charleston’s Board of Zoning Appeals – Site Design (BZA-SD) is responsible for approving or denying requests for impacts to or removals of grand trees with the city’s boundaries. The BZA-SD meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 5:00pm in the Public Meeting Room, First Floor, 2 George Street (Gaillard Center Municipal Building). At each meeting, there is an opportunity to comment on requested impacts or removals. So what is the best…

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P&C: Letters show overwhelming opposition to new cruise ship terminal in Charleston

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

From The Post and Courier May 23 9:09 am David Wren The verdict is in: Most Charleston-area residents don’t want the State Ports Authority to build a new cruise ship terminal at Union Pier. At least that’s the majority opinion of those who took the time to send written comments to the Army Corps of Engineers, which will decide whether the SPA gets a federal permit…

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Mobley Tract Protected

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Lessons learned in key land conservation move in county MAY 12, 2016 12:38 PM BY KATE PARKS SCHAEFER Special to The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette Two weeks ago, the county scored a victory for water quality and our quality of life when it purchased the 95-acre Mobley Tract and 24-acre Jeter tract in the Chechessee River watershed with funds from the Beaufort County Rural and Critical Lands Program and the…

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Channel 2 at the State House: General Assembly considering who can regulate plastic grocery bags

Thursday, April 14, 2016

General Assembly considering who can regulate plastic grocery bags By Raymond Owens Published: April 14, 2016, 6:39 pm Updated: April 14, 2016, 6:45 pm COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) — A bill at the Statehouse would make it harder for local governments to regulate containers like plastic grocery bags or cups. The bill opponents call the “plastic bag ban ban bill” was introduced earlier this year. Katie Zimmerman works with the Coastal Conservation League. They oppose the bill. She says…

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Channel 5 news covers Army Corps cruise hearing

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Concerns voiced over contentious Charleston cruise terminal proposal With video at the link Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 10:07 pm EDT Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 10:22 pm EDT CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – Frustrations and opinions surrounding the Charleston cruise terminal were heard Tuesday night. The $35 million passenger cruise terminal was first proposed for the Charleston waterfront almost six years ago. The proposal would move the terminal about 1500…

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Cape Romain Refuge Island, ecological treasure, saved from development

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Cape Romain Refuge Island, ecological treasure, saved from development Moultrie News Tuesday, March 29, 2016 Successful battle to permanently protect ‘Pappa’s Island’ safeguards local economy, opens new lands for recreation and protects nationally critical wildlife habitat One of the last undeveloped islands within Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge is now protected forever, thanks to the Open Space Institute (OSI), The Coastal Conservation League, the South Carolina Environmental Law Project, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and The Nature…

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SC greens disappointed in Supreme Court carbon ruling

Friday, February 19, 2016

From The State: Green groups in South Carolina expressed disappointment Tuesday night in a Supreme Court decision to halt enforcement of President Barack Obama’s sweeping plan to address climate change until after legal challenges are resolved. The surprising move is a blow to the administration and a victory for the coalition of 27 mostly Republican-led states and industry opponents that call the regulations “an unprecedented power grab.” Those include S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson, who has…

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